We are just a week from Christmas and a local woman is upset. She says her gift cards were stolen in the mail.
Joan Reichert was excited to open a Christmas card from her father, but she soon learned something was missing: two Walmart gift cards.
"It's very upsetting that people are doing this. It's Christmastime, why are they doing this to other people?” Reichert questioned.
Reichert’s dad lives in Kansas. When she told him what happened, he immediately called the number on the gift cards to try to track them down. He found out the gift cards were used at a Walmart in Missouri.
"Somewhere in between Junction City, Kansas and getting to my house, someone took the cards out and spent them. It didn't have their name on it. It didn't belong to them and they just outright stole it."
Reichert notified the postal inspectors, but there is no way to get the money back. She just hopes others will be aware of this.
“It hurts, it does, I just hope people could try to be more aware of their surroundings and their neighborhood."
Springs police encourages folks to take in their mail every day, especially during the holidays. They also says it's best to take your outgoing mail right to the post office.
If you're expecting something in the mail and it doesn't arrive, contact the U.S. Postal Service Inspector hotline. Hotline phone calls are answered M-F 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST 1-888-USPS-OIG or 1-888-877-7644.